Tag: Covid-19 outbreak

Get free 50 ml bottles of hand sanitiser at City Square Mall

SINGAPORE — As fears of catching the dreaded Covid-19 virus circulate across the nation, Singaporeans have been taking more precautions against it. However, as with other nations in the grip of the outbreak, many shops in Singapore have been wiped clean of medical protective gear such...

Surgical masks the latest night-out accessory for party-goers

Singapore — The partying is going on even in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak. A photo has gone viral of an attractive young woman dancing the night away — while wearing a surgical mask — with many netizens praising her for balancing the...

NParks: Coronavirus not found in bats and other animals in Singapore so far

Singapore — National Parks Board (NParks) has conducted biosurveillance programmes for the purpose of detecting animal diseases and say that so far, the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, a city in central China that has caused an outbreak in different parts of the world...

Growing concern as 5 Bangladeshi workers come down with Covid-19

Singapore — With five Bangladeshis from a single construction site testing positive for Covid-19, there is growing concern about the virus among Bangladeshi foreign workers in Singapore. One of the five workers is said to be in very critical condition, according to the Bangladesh Foreign...

Hiring freeze at Singapore Airlines as air travel takes a hit due to the Covid-19 outbreak

Singapore—Feeling the pinch of the Covid-19 outbreak, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has frozen its recruitment and is even looking at asking its current personnel to go on voluntary unpaid leave. SIA told The Straits Times, “In response to Covid-19, a general recruitment freeze has been implemented...

Aircraft cabin air is much cleaner than home or office, less chances of Covid-19 contamination

Numerous experts have established that the chances of catching the Covid-19 virus, or any other virus, in particular, are much lower in an aircraft compared to other locations like the home or office. Those who have cancelled or avoided flights due to the Covid-19 outbreak...

China confirms aerosol spread of Covid-19, frontline medical workers need to wear right masks

Singapore — The health authorities in China have found that Covid-19 can be spread through the air, or aerosol transmission, in cases where an individual is exposed to high concentrations of droplets in the air in a relatively closed environment for a sustained period...

Taxi drivers struggling to make ends meet during Covid-19 outbreak

Singapore – Taxi drivers are sharing their experiences on the road amid the Covid-19 outbreak with many hoping the expansionary support measures introduced by the 2020 Budget would be enough. A look into the Facebook page of Singapore Taxi Drivers would show the numerous frontline...

Morning brief: COVID-19 update for Feb 23, 2020

As of 6am, Feb 23, 2020: WORLD COUNT: There are 77,990 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the world. A total of 33 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 2,363. Across the world, a total of 12,064 are in critical condition, while 21,318 previously infected persons...

Viral video from Indonesia shows workers repacking face masks in unhygienic setting, allegedly for resale

Indonesia – A video circulating online showed a group of workers allegedly repacking face masks illegally to be sold to a buyer. It was the unhygienic setting of the operation that sparked outrage in the online community. On February 19, Wednesday, a video was posted...